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Re: getting emacs to use GUI mode


From: Richard G Riley
Subject: Re: getting emacs to use GUI mode
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 11:13:35 +0200
User-agent: Emacs 22.2.1/No Gnus v0.11

Joost Diepenmaat <address@hidden> writes:

> Thr4wn <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> On Jul 21, 6:40 pm, Joost Diepenmaat <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Can you start other X programs using the same terminal? If so, you may
>>> have installed the emacs22-nox package instead of the emacs22-gtk
>>> package. emacs22-nox is the version without X support.
>>
>> I am able to start any x program (like iceweasel) from that psuedo-
>> terminal. Is there some way to determine if I have the nox version?
>
> Since you're on debian, try:
>
> dpkg-query -s emacs22-nox
>
> and
>
> dpkg-query -s emacs22-gtk
>
> The Status: output line of those commands should contain "installed"
> for the package that's currently installed (only one of them may be
> installed at the same time).
>
> Alternatively, you can try to install emacs22-gtk, which will replace
> the emacs22-nox package if that's currently installed:
>
> apt-get update
> apt-get install emacs22-gtk
>
> J.

Another thing to consider is the alternatives facility in Debian.

Try

ls -l /etc/alternatives/emacs

And then look up update-alternatives. e.g. You might do this:

/usr/sbin/update-alternatives --display emacs


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